The story of the Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen who owned a cigar factory in pre-WWII Manila, and how they helped 1200 Jews escape Nazi Germany and settle in the Philippines. The plan required the help of Manuel Quezon, the Filipino president at the time; Paul McNutt, the U.S. high commissioner of the Philippines; and an Army colonel named Dwight Eisenhower. TV: Thursday, April 18 @ 8:00 p.m.
Examining the evolution of Wonder Woman and other female superheroes, whose depictions through the decades have often mirrored societal anxieties about strong women. The film features Lynda Carter ("Wonder Woman") and Lindsay Wagner ("The Bionic Woman"). TV: Monday, April 15 @ 9:00 p.m.
Jenny is transferred to a short-staffed hospital, where she finds herself assigned to the male surgical ward and working with an intimidating surgeon. Meanwhile, in Jenny's absence, new arrival Jane helps out at Nonnatus House. TV: Sunday, April 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
A profile of comedy legend Carol Burnett, who entertained viewers each week from 1967 to 1979 with her eponymous sketch-comedy show; and branched into serious drama with such fare as the teleplay "Friendly Fire." Included: clips from her classic series. TV: Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
Eugene Jarecki's provocative "The House I Live In" examines America's 40-year war on drugs, which has resulted in more than $1 trillion in government spending, 45 million arrests and an incarceration rate that's the highest in the world. TV: Monday, April 8 @ 9:00 p.m.
Season 4 opens with Martin questioning why he remains in Portwenn. He also reunites with an old girlfriend from his medical- school days and is stunned when Louisa, who left town after he called off their marriage, returns with unexpected news. TV: Saturday, April 6 @ 7:00 p.m.
Combining extreme geography with extreme temperature is the specialty of Alaska science writer Bill Streever. He has been on the North Slope when it was too cold to fly, and he has walked on fire. He told us all about it on TALK OF ALASKA with Steve Heimel. TV: Thursday, April 4 @ 7:00 p.m.
In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (“The Farmer’s Wife,” “Country Boys”) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child. TV: Monday, April 1 @ 8:00 p.m. TV: Tuesday, April 2 @ 8:00 p.m.